|Unsettlers: Migrants, Homies, and Mammas in the MissionMay 8 2013 Unsettlers - Shaping San Francisco|
In Adriana Camarena's new work the most precarious residents of the Mission are the central storytellers. Theirs are historic tales of Californian daily life: Indigenous migrants on their day off from construction or cooking on the line, watch movies inside their shared group apartments. Parents, raising children in the Mission, fend off poverty by working hard, with the result that their dutifulness sometimes translates into absence for their kids...
Keywords: Mission District; gentrification; displacement; Homies; Migrants; immigration; mothers; sorrows; gun violence; drugs; crime
|Prohibition: Then and Now - Shaping San Francisco|
A Shaping San Francisco talk held on January 13, 2010: Comparing the alcohol Prohibition of the 1920s-30s to the contemporary prohibition on marijuana. With Dick Boyd, author of "Broadway, North Beach, The Golden Years: A Saloon Keeper's Tales" and former owner of Pierre's, a bar in North Beach from 1960-65, Sean Lavon Nash, and Michael Whitson, a marijuana prohibition expert.
Keywords: prohibition; alcohol; temperance; drugs; marijuana; pot; medical marijuana; medicalization; legalization; decriminalization; cultural practices; racism